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Samsung Galaxy M40 Gets Update in India Brings August Security Patch, QR Scanner, Night Mode: Report

Samsung Galaxy M40 update is 366MB in size, and comes with software version M405FDDU1ASH1.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Gets Update in India Brings August Security Patch, QR Scanner, Night Mode: Report

Samsung Galaxy M40 gets a new update

  • The update improves the overall security of the phone
  • It brings along a dedicated Night Mode for low-light photos
  • The addition of QR Scanner removes the need for third-party apps

Samsung Galaxy M40 is reportedly receiving a new update, and it is said to bring along the QR scanner, a dedicated Night Mode, and the August 2019 Android Security patch as well. The software version for this latest update is M405FDDU1ASH1. The update should be rolling out over the air, and its size is at 366MB. If you haven't received a notification for the update on your Samsung Galaxy M40 yet, we recommend checking manually by going to the Settings app and checking the Software update menu.

The update is said to be rolling out to Samsung Galaxy M40 users in India. As mentioned, the size of the update with software version M405FDDU1ASH1 is at 366MB and we recommend installing it under a good Wi-Fi connection and while the phone is on charge.

The reported changelog suggests that the latest Galaxy M40 update brings a dedicated QR scanner, removing the need for third-party scanning apps. The update improves the overall security of the phone, and also brings along the latest August 2019 Android security patch. Although the changelog doesn't mention it, SamMobile reports that the update brings a dedicated Night Mode inside the Camera app to help in taking better low-light photos.

The Samsung Galaxy M40 price in India is set at Rs. 19,990 for the lone 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. The smartphone was launched in India in June this year with Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue gradient colour options. A new Cocktail Orange colour option was launched last month as well. To recall, the Galaxy M40 features a full-HD+ Infinity-O Display and has a triple rear camera setup. The smartphone also houses a "screen sound" technology that enables the display panel to produce audio vibrations.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Bright, vivid display
  • Modern design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Up-to-date software
  • Good app and gaming performance
  • Bad
  • Runs hot when gaming
  • Strictly average camera quality
  • Hybrid dual-SIM tray
  • No headphone socket
Display 6.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 32-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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